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What is Sports Medicine?

What is Sports Medicine?

In orthopaedics, sports medicine is the specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Sports medicine is designed to help both athletes and active individuals improve performance, recover from acute and overuse injuries, and prevent future injuries.

What is The Role of a Sports Medicine Doctor?

Your body's muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bones are all part of the musculoskeletal system. You can experience pain or a restricted ability to perform basic motor skills if one part of this system stops fully functioning.

Sports doctors are trained to diagnose and treat issues in the musculoskeletal system. They are also experts in non-musculoskeletal athletic injuries, like concussions and head injuries, and a great source of information for:

  • Conditioning exercises and strength training safety
  • Proper nutrition and supplements
  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
  • Injury prevention

Resurgens physicians offer the most comprehensive sports medicine services in Georgia. While sports injuries are common in athletes and weekend warriors of all ages, 90% of sports injuries are non-surgical.

Our highly-trained physicians care for all athletic injuries whether you need medical evaluations, surgery, rehabilitation, or a conditioning routine for your specific sport.

Our team of sports medicine physicians possess the skills and knowledge to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate all types of orthopedic injuries, getting athletes and active individuals back to an active lifestyle.


When to See a Sports Medicine Physician

A sports injury can happen to anyone who exercises or plays professional or recreational sports. These injuries can be caused by accidents, improper use of equipment, poor training, being out of shape, or not being properly warmed up for activity or exercise.

If you've experienced a sprain, strain, concussion, or other sports-related injury, it may be time to schedule an appointment online with a sports medicine physician.

Common Sports-Related Injuries

Aside from concussions, exercise safety, and other non-musculoskeletal areas of sports medicine that you may see a physician for, common sports related injuries include:

  • Acute Injuries

    • Fractures

    • Ankle sprains (injuries that occurs when the ankle ligament is stretched beyond your normal range of motion)

    • Muscle strains (injuries from the overstretching or tearing of muscles)

    • Knee and shoulder injuries

  • Overuse Injuries

    • Rotator cuff injuries (injuries to the muscles and tendons that hold the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket)

    • Stress fractures

    • Different forms of tendonitis (injuries to the tissue connecting muscle to bone)

If you have an athletic injury that you're concerned about, schedule an appointment online to meet with a Resurgens sports medicine physician.


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How Resurgens Diagnoses Sports Injury Pain

Our highly-trained sports physicians have received extensive certification and training to provide the most comprehensive sports medicine care in Georgia.

Athletes' injuries are as wide ranging as the sports they play. Understanding how the injury occurred is vital to providing care when developing a treatment plan.

Resurgens' sports medicine physicians use a combination of expertise and diagnostic imaging technology - like CT Scans, MRIs, X-rays, and EMGs - to diagnose your injury. Then we schedule a 1-on-1 session to discuss your injury and develop a customized plan for your recovery.

Youth Sports Injury Prevention

We know that the best defense is a good offense. In an effort to educate young athletes about the importance of staying safe while having fun, we've partnered with Stop Sports Injuries© to provide some tips and methods for stopping injuries before they happen.

What our patients are saying

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

Dr. Goins has done spinal surgery on me, and 3 other immediate family members. We are all so appreciative of his expertise, caring attitude, & our excellent outcomes. I cannot say enough about this excellent, compassionate, skilled surgeon!

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

I had been dealing with severe pain for several months and trying traditional non-invasive treatments (Chiro and PT) with very little results. In checking with coworkers in the healthcare community Dr Daftari was highly recommended. After being assessed by Dr Daftari and his team it was determined that I had a severely herniated disc which required prompt intervention to avoid nerve damage. My pain was gone as soon as I woke up from surgery! I highly recommend Dr Daftari and his team!

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

Dr. Harvey is amazing! I have been living with chronic pain for 5+ years. I went to see him and he immediately diagnosed my condition as SI joint dysfunction. I am now 15 days post-op and virtually pain free after the iJoint surgery. He, along with his very talented staff have changed my life. Along with his mad skills, he is also a very genuine and compassionate person. I can tell he loves what he does. I now consider him my friend for life. Thanks Dr. Harvey!!!!

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

Dr. Willett was cordial, knowledgeable, and took the time to make sure all my questions were answered.

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

I had a cervical issue for a number of years and it was seriously affecting my life- as a guitarist-musician, the pain and numbness was so bad in my left arm / hand, I was virtually unable to play... after Dr. Bennett Grimm gave me ACDF surgery, I'm completely back to normal. I couldn't ask for better care and expertise than Bennett Grimm. Shout out also to Emily and Chelsey too! amazing work from Resurgens Orthopaedics... you guys totally ROCK! (D.Biemiller August '18)

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

I have never written a review about any Doctor before now, but Dr. Kancherla was so exceptional, that I felt I that was necessary. I went to see Dr. Kancherla for back problems. He took a long time with me, explaining my problem, talking to me, and trying to determine what the best course of action was for me. He first assured me that I did not need any type of surgery which put me at ease immediately. He was kind, caring and patient. My husband went to him as well and had the same experience

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

Dr. Velez is a pro's pro. He keeps his patients informed throughout the entire process. I had 3 discs replaced and it couldn't have gone any better. It was supposed to be a fairly routine surgery, but once he saw my condition is was far worse than he thought. He made me feel like I was the only patient he had. That is a rarity in my experiences. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

I just can't say enough about Resurgens and Dr. Chris Blanchard. I have had moderate to severe pain in my neck, shoulders, and right arm for many years. Dr. Blanchard did ACDF for me on 2 levels 10 days ago, and I feel better than I have in 20 years! I'm essentially pain free! Dr. Blanchard is caring, patient, and professional - I would highly recommend him!

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

Dr Kancherla performed an ACDF on me in November. He answered all my questions directly and even agreed that I should get a second opinion. I even asked a few loaded questions just to be sure. Staff was attentive, professional and flexible. His performance went well beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him.

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

Dr. Finkelstein has been great. I read some other reviews and I can say they are so not true. He is very professional and direct about what your injury is. His doesn't do small talk about your kids and stuff. It is about you and your issues. I have been very impressed with his knowledge and efficient run office. Although I hope to not need him after this, He will be my go to for back and neck issues. I recommend him 100%.

Best of - Back and Spine Care Practice
Best of - Back and Spine Care Practice
2019 Best Place for Back, Spine, or Joint Care
2019 Best Place for Back, Spine, or Joint Care
AJC
Resurgens is an AJC TOP WORK PLACE! Resurgens Orthopaedics is one of only a few companies to be recognized as a top workplace every year since the award has been offered.

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